The darker side of development: The struggle with accountability


The darker side of development: The struggle with accountability

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The way we design and carry out development programs and projects both contributes to and disrupts the social contract and political accountability.

In this episode, I sit down with Alex Thier, former Director of the Overseas Development Institute, the U.K.’s leading think tank dealing with international and human development issues. We explore the fundamental dilemmas surrounding global development practice and the importance and difficulty of holding ourselves accountable.

This conversation continues our 2019 theme for A Deeper Look podcast: the darker side of development — the paradoxes and unintended consequences of international development efforts. You can listen to A Deeper Look on Apple Podcasts, SoundCloud or wherever you get your podcasts. I invite you to subscribe and join the conversation by leaving a comment, submitting a rating or sharing this episode on social media.

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